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  • Dance Close-up 2000: Alumni Celebration

    published September 20, 2000

    For several years now -- ever since Mary-Jean Cowell has headed Washington University's dance program -- the St. Louis professional-dance season... More >>

  • Everything's Ducky

    published September 13, 2000

    The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opened its 34th season last weekend with an exceptional production of a new musical, Everything's Ducky.... More >>

  • High Society

    published August 2, 2000

    High Society was one of the last big Hollywood musicals, and it lets you see why the genre became passé. Yes, the songs in the show... More >>

  • The Matchmaker

    published August 2, 2000

    Thornton Wilder's farcical comedy The Matchmaker premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 1954 and opened on Broadway in 1955, both... More >>

  • The Curious Savage

    published July 26, 2000

    Because John Patrick's 1951 play The Curious Savage takes place in an asylum, you really can't call it a drawing-room comedy -- "dayroom... More >>

  • Our Town

    published July 26, 2000

    Our Town, Thornton Wilder's 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, is one of 20th-century America's dramatic masterpieces. It both creates the... More >>

  • Così fan tutte

    published July 19, 2000

    Union Avenue Opera Theatre's first production of the summer, Mozart's Così fan tutte, is splendid everywhere, so rush to call the... More >>

  • South Pacific

    published July 12, 2000

    Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's Summer Showbiz production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning operetta, South... More >>

  • The Tale of Genji

    published June 21, 2000

    The Tale of Genji, a new opera by Minoru Miki with a libretto by Colin Graham, premiered Thursday, the fourth and last of Opera Theatre of... More >>

  • Hair

    published June 14, 2000

    New Line Theatre's production of Hair, which opened last weekend in the A.E. Hotchner Drama Studio on the Washington University campus, may pull... More >>

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    published May 10, 2000

    For the last offering of its 1999-2000 season, Washington University's Ovations! Series presented the Guthrie Theater of Minneapolis' celebrated... More >>

  • The African Company Presents Richard III

    published April 26, 2000

    Songs about songs and novels about novels generally uncolor the atmosphere. Films about films and, even more so, plays about plays can delight and... More >>

  • Resident Alien

    published April 12, 2000

    The West End Players Guild opened a production of Stuart Spencer's comedy Resident Alien last weekend at Union Avenue Christian Church.... More >>

  • Criminal Hearts

    published March 22, 2000

    HotHouse Theatre's newest production, a slick and witty presentation of Criminal Hearts, a play by Jane Martin (whoever s/he is), opened... More >>

  • Albert Herring

    published March 22, 2000

    The public-television broadcast of its production of Benjamin Britten's 1947 comic opera Albert Herring is what put Opera Theatre of St.... More >>

  • Isn't It Romantic?

    published March 15, 2000

    The Kirkwood Theatre Guild opened Wendy Wasserstein's somewhat tiresome, rather predictable play Isn't It Romantic? last Friday and will... More >>

  • On the Move

    published March 8, 2000

    Mid America Dance Company's late-winter concert, in the past called Company Works, has traditionally given Madco's dancers a chance to show... More >>

  • Detective Story

    published March 8, 2000

    When it was first presented, almost exactly 51 years ago, Sidney Kingsley's melodrama Detective Story was considered terribly realistic and... More >>

  • The School for Scandal

    published March 1, 2000

    The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University opened an admirable production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's 1777 comedy The School for... More >>

  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

    published March 1, 2000

    There are two kinds of brilliance. Most noticeable is the sparkling kind -- but whether it's rhinestones or diamonds can be hard to figure.... More >>

  • Ain't Misbehavin'

    published February 23, 2000

    Ain't Misbehavin', a review of songs composed or made famous by Fats Waller, ruthlessly arranged by Luther Henderson, Jeffery Gutcheon,... More >>

  • Weaving the World Through The Eyes of Women

    published February 23, 2000

    Most St. Louis dance concerts are two-evening affairs. Weaving the World through the Eyes of Women, in contrast, has already had three... More >>

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    published February 16, 2000

    Edward Albee's deep black comedy Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the Rep's production of which opened last weekend, is one of the most... More >>


    published February 2, 2000

    The celebrated Stuttgart Ballet danced John Cranko's celebrated Onegin last weekend at the Fox Theatre. It is a handsome production, with... More >>


    published February 2, 2000

    Last weekend in Edison Theatre, the Washington University Dance Theatre performed at a level one scarcely expects of dancers who are primarily... More >>

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